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Creative Writing: Bringing Characters Alive with Catherine Sampson
Are the characters in your novel alive or dead? Are they a bag of bones, or do they have arms, legs, lungs and a beating heart?
In this workshop, we discuss how to put flesh onto the skeletal character, breathing life into characters on the page so that they are an organic part of the plot. We explore techniques, then put them into practice in specially designed writing exercises. We share our work in a supportive atmosphere, giving constructive feedback. This course has relevance to any form of creative writing.
- Sensory description
- Emotional truth
- Physicality and behaviour
- Dialogue to signify character
- Listening in to your character’s thoughts
- Your character’s past
- Putting your character through hell
- Character transformation